flower-head

flower head

noun Botany.
an inflorescence consisting of a dense cluster of small, stalkless flowers; capitulum.

Origin:
1835–45

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flower head
 
n
an inflorescence in which stalkless florets are crowded together at the tip of the stem

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flower head  
  1. A short, dense, indeterminate inflorescence of sessile flowers, as of composite plants or clover. See more at composite family.

  2. A very dense grouping of flower buds, as in broccoli and cauliflower.


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